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2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Review and Road Test

Nobody does crazy like Chrysler, and nothing is bat-shit crazier than a Jeep that sprints to 60 in 4.1 seconds. Yep, that’s this review, the recently refreshed 2014 Grand Cherokee SRT with SRT’s 6.4L V8 engine and an 8-speed ZF

2015 Acura MDX Detailed Review and Road Test

The 2015 MDX’s conservative, evolutionary design is why the MDX is instantly identifiable as an Acura. Up front we have standard full-LED headlamps which means the MDX is one of the few vehicles on the road of any description with standard LED beams. While Acura’s signature “beak” remains up front, it has been toned down […]

2019 Dodge Durango SRT

AKA The Durango I didn’t buy. Dodge’s high-horsepower three row CUV is a special kind of crazy, but it’s also a strangely good deal compared with full-size SUVs from Ford and GM, as long as you don’t need to seat more than 6.

2017 Kia Sportage Review – The Sporty Mainstream Crossover

Thanks to improved dynamics, excellent performance and comfortable interior, the Sportage ties with the Mazda CX-5 for my second favorite entry in this segment. The CX-5 feels light and nimble, but the Sportage feels more luxurious, and the turbo engine and wide tires will get you around the mountain twisties faster. The Mazda is more […]

2017 Infiniti QX50 Review

The QX50 isn’t the freshest luxury crossover but if you scratch the surface you’ll discover that it is one of the best performance values around. Thanks to a recent platform stretch, the QX50 is now competitive when it comes to rear passenger room. Infiniti tosses in standard goodies like leather, a 3.7L V6, and a […]

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk First Drive

What happens when you toss a Hellcat and a Grand Cherokee in a blender? The 2018 Trackhawk. This Grand Cherokee is yet another demonstration that nobody does crazy like FCA. 707 horsepower? Check. 8.1 inches of ground clearance? Of course. Wider tires? Sure, but nothing crazy. Then slap on an 8-speed automatic out of a […]

2014 Toyota Highlander XLE 7 Seat Crossover Review and Road Test

At long last here is the full review of the 2014 Toyota Highlander crossover. Sadly I wasn’t able to get my hands on an 8-seat version but I do talk about it. Join me as I drive 911 miles in

2015.5 Volvo XC60 T6 AWD Detailed Review and Road Test

Volvo has always marched to a different drummer and the 2015.5 Volvo XC60 is a perfect example of what I mean. Rather than bottle up the updates and releasing them all at the same time as a new/refreshed model, Volvo likes to make incremental changes year after year. One year we get a new dash, […]

2016 Volvo S60 Cross Country Review

With the S60 Cross Country Volvo answers the question that not too many of us have been asking: Where’s my crossover sedan? It’s a novel concept that sounds pragmatic and solves the question of America’s aversion to wagons, but the V60 Cross Country and the XC70 do just about everything “better” in my opinion.